This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 3855
UW Job Family: 36
SOC Code: 19-9011
Pay Grade: 22
Date: July 01, 2008
Provides leadership in conducting the operation of the Seed Certification Service for the State of Wyoming; evaluates seed varieties for Wyoming producers.
Travel to areas of production to conduct field inspections for conformance to federal and state regulations relative to variety characteristics, noxious weeds, diseases and insects; approve or reject field.
Maintain data on crop characteristics and performance to ensure stable seed supply for producers.
Print certification tags, initiate and process certification forms, schedule field trips and collect fees for services rendered.
Design and conduct field plot research to evaluate performance of dry bean and forage grass varieties under soil, climatic and management conditions; analyze performance differences; interpret and publish results.
Compile an inventory of growers and available certified seed; publish data early in the "Wyoming Certified Seed Directory."
Serve as a resource specialist to plan, develop and provide information on proper variety selection, cultural practices and benefits of using certified seed.
Train and supervise assistants to provide field inspections.
Represent the Wyoming certification program at national meetings and serve the national organization.
Develop budget recommendations and monitor expenditures.
Standard office environment. Regular travel to research plots or field sites; exposed to dust, chemicals, fumes, plant diseases, insects and adverse weather conditions.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.